|Rag Radio 2012-12-14 - Singer-Songwriter & Activist Barbara K & Poet Don Paul - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Barbara K (Barbara Kooyman) is an American singer-songwriter and political activist based in Austin, Texas. She is joined on the show by New Orleans poet-activist Don Paul in discussing Artists for Media Diversity, and A4MD's "virtual album," "Artists for Vieques." Barbara K performs live, joined by Richard Bowden on violin and Gerald Torres on harmonica. Barbara K was half of the recording act Timbuk3, whose 1986 song, “The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades” was a big hit in the U.S...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Barbara K; Don Paul; Artists for Media Diversity; Artists for Vieques; Austin Musicians
|Rag Radio 2013-11-01 - Acclaimed Austin-Based Singer-Songwriter Slaid Cleaves - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Thorne Dreyer's guest on Rag Radio is Austin-based singer-songwriter Slaid Cleaves who joins us in interview and performance. A recording artist and full-time touring musician, Cleaves spins stories with a novelist’s eye and a poet’s heart. Called "one of the finest songwriters from Texas" by The New York Times, Slaid was a winner of the prestigious New Folk competition at the Kerrville Folk Festival, an award previously given to such artists as Nanci Griffith, Robert Earl Keen, and Steve Ea...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Slaid Cleaves; Singer-Songwriters; Austin Musicians; Texas Musicians; Performing Artists; Woody Guthrie; Musical Performance
|Rag Radio 2014-08-15 - Hip-Hop Duo Riders Against The Storm, Austin Music Awards 'Band of the Year' - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Thorne Dreyer's guests, Riders Against the Storm, are Chaka and Qi Dada, a husband-and-wife hip-hop duo who bring performance art, ceremony, and community-building to their unique work. They perform three songs on the show. The reigning Austin Music Awards 'Band of the Year,' Riders Against the Storm are the first hip-hop group ever to win the honor. They also have performed at South by Southwest, have been chosen for this year's Austin City Music Festival lineup, and recently took second place ...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Riders Against The Storm; Hip-Hop; Austin Musicians; Austin Music Awards; Chaka; Qi Dada; Community Activists
|Rag Radio 2014-09-19 - Acclaimed Singer-Songwriter, Recording Artist & Social Activist Sara Hickman - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Our guest is Sara Hickman, acclaimed folk-rock, pop, and childrens' singer-songwriter, musician, vocalist, and recording artist who joins us in discussion and performs three songs on the show. Sara was the 2010-2011 official "State Musician of Texas" (previous honorees include Willie Nelson and Lyle Lovett). She also is an avid supporter of numerous charities and organizations benefiting children, women, animals, and health -- and she recently wrote in the Austin American-Statesman about her ong...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Sara Hickman; Singer-Songwriters; Texas Musicians; Austin Musicians; Social Activists; Depression; Childrens' Music; Recording Artists
|What's New Interviews Carolyn Schwarz - Tracey Schulz|
This Monday on KOOP Radio, I had live in the studio Carolyn Schwarz, the Executive Director of Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (aka HAAM). We talked about their city-wide benefit event going down on Tuesday, September 24, 2013. It was fun! Please feel free to stream/download this & I'll see y'all out there for HAAM Day!
Keywords: KOOP Radio; Carolyn Schwarz; Executive Director; Health Alliance for Austin Musicians; HAAM; Tuesday; September 24; 2013; HAAM Day; Austin; Texas
|Rag Radio 2014-01-10 - Austin Music Award-Winning Singer-Songwriter Gina Chavez - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Thorne Dreyer's guest was indie-folk singer-songwriter Gina Chavez who also performed live on the show. Chavez is known for her impressive multi-instrumental performances and a unique sound inspired by cumbia, bossa nova, vintage pop, reggaeton and other genres. She won the 2012-13 Austin Music Award for Best Latin Traditional Artist, did two tours in Japan as the Official City of Austin Music Ambassador, and won praise from National Public Radio's All Songs Considered and Alt...
Keywords: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Gina Chavez, Singer-Songwriters, Austin Musicians, Austin Music Awards, El Salvador, Social Activists, Latina Musicians
|Rag Radio 2014-02-07 - Singer-Songwriter Charlie Faye & Friends in Tribute to Carole King & James Taylor - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Singer-songwriter Charlie Faye and friends present a musical tribute to American musical icons, Carole King and James Taylor. Charlie, one of Austin's most accomplished and creative musicians, is joined by Lonnie Trevino, Jake Owen, Noëlle Hampton, and Wendy Colonna in performance during the show. (Charlie and even more Friends presented their second annual Tribute to Carole King and James Taylor, Friday, February 7, 2014, at the Cactus Café, a venerable acoustic venue in the University of Tex...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Charlie Faye; Thorne Dreyer; Lonnie Trevino; Jake Owen; Noelle Hamption; Wendy Colonna; Carole King; James Taylor; Singer-Songwriters; Austin Musicians; Austin Activists
|Rag Radio 04-27-2010 / Music and Political Activism w/Barbara K & Richard Bowden - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
-Music and political activism, with Austin musicians Barbara K and Richard Bowden. Guests: *Barbara K (Barbara Kooyman) -- Acclaimed singer/songwriter, formerly with hit band Timbuk3; Grammy nomination for Best New Artist. Heads Artists for Political Diversity. *Richard Bowden -- Renowned fiddler who has played and toured with numerous major musicians. Founder of Instruments for Peace and organizer of the annual Million Musicians March for Peace...
Keywords: -Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Barbara K; Richard Bowden; Austin Musicians; Activists; Timbuk3; Artists for Political Diversity; Instruments for Peace; Million Musicians March
|Rag Radio 2014-08-22 - Broadus Spivey & Jesse Sublett, Authors of 'Broke Not Broken: Homer Maxey's Texas Bank War' - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Thorne Dreyer’s guests on Rag Radio are attorney Broadus Spivey and musician Jesse Sublett, authors of "Broke Not Broken: Homer Maxey’s Texas Bank War," the remarkable story of the record-breaking, precedent-setting legal battle between rancher Homer Maxey and the Citizens National Bank of Lubbock. Broadus Spivey has been practicing law for over 50 years. He currently lives in Austin but began his law career in Lubbock, where he was acquainted with many of the principal figures involved in t...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Broadus Spivey; Jesse Sublett; Broke Not Broken; Homer Maxey; Lubbock; Nonfiction; Austin Musicians; Austin Attorneys; Texas History
|Rag Radio 2014-03-21 - Hall of Fame Singer-Songwriter & Activist Eliza Gilkyson - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Eliza Gilkyson joins Thorne Dreyer to talk about the autobiographical nature of her work as a songwriter, how her music reflects her social conscience, about the Austin music scene and the recent SXSW which was panned by many for its rampant commercialization...and much more. Eliza also discusses the stories behind some of the songs on her new album, Nocturne Diaries, and performs three songs from the album...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Eliza Gilkyson; Austin Musicians; Austin Music; SXSW; Nocturne Diaries; Political Activists; Folk Musicians; Terry Gilkyson; Red House Records
|What's New Interviews Reenie Collins And Stephen Jeffrey - Tracey Schulz|
What's New Interviews Reenie Harwood Collins & Stephen Jeffrey from Health Alliance for Austin Musicians to talk about the HAAM's 7th Annual Corporate Battle of the Bands.
Keywords: What's New Interviews Reenie Harwood Collins & Stephen Jeffrey from Health Alliance for Austin Musicians to talk about the HAAM's 7th Annual Corporate Battle of the Bands
|Rag Radio 2014-12-19 - Country Singer-Songwriter, Recording Artist & Filmmaker Jesse Dayton - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Austin-based country, honky tonk, and rockabilly singer-songwriter, recording artist, and filmmaker Jesse Dayton has built a cult following around the globe with his guitar-shredding, country-infused, Americana sound. Raised in Beaumont, Texas, near the childhood home of George Jones, Jesse is known for his work recording with and backing up Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, and Willie Nelson, and for his collaborations with horror film director Rob Zombie, who has commissioned Dayton on multiple oc...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Tracey Schulz; Jesse Dayton; Country Musicians; Singer-Songwriters; Filmmakers; Austin Musicians; Rob Zombie; Horror Films, Zombex; Kinky Friedman
|People United - March 18, 2011 - Allan Campbell|
Episode features conversation and performances live in the KOOP Studio with topical singer-songwriters Lisa Rogers and Purly Gates on the struggle for peace and justice in general and the Million Musicians March in particular.
Keywords: People United; 91.7 FM; KOOP Radio; Austin TX; community radio; Lisa Rogers; Purly Gates; Therapy Sisters; Million Musicians March; Instruments for Peace; Richard Bowden; Frank Meyer; Hart Viges; Iraq; Afghanistan; Vietnam; Cambodia; United States; Kent State; Japan; nuclear issues; September 11th; jingoism; inclusion; war; warfare; health care; peace; justice; solidarity; protest; topical songs; topical songwriting; social movements; Malvina Reynolds; Pete Seeger; Woody Guthrie; Janis Ian; Stuart Stotts; Tom Pease; Health Alliance for Austin Musicians; HAAM; Nonmilitary Options for Youth; Sustainable Options for Youth; Out Youth; LGBT; lesbian; gay; youth; activism; art; music; history; current events